To me, this week it feels like I am waiting for everything!
My second novel, The Blinding Light was released and I have been waiting for the reviews to come in. Reviews and sales have been fantastic and I am Completely. Blown. Away. by the response I’ve received to this novel. I thank every single one of my readers. You guys ROCK!
Despite this excitement, I’m still waiting. Firstly I’m waiting for my sales statement from my publisher. They are distributed quarterly, and I am jumping out of my skin to feel like a “real” author. Yes – you read that correctly. Because, you see, I am a newbie to this writing gig. Loving Jay was my first novel and it was only released in April. So I’m waiting for my statement so that I feel like a real author.
My next novel is called The Shearing Gun and will be coming out in September. So I’m gearing up for that. Editing is complete, but I still have to do my galley proofs, so once again I’m waiting. Waiting.
I have another novel after that (yes! I’ve been a busy girl!). It has just hit editing and my editor emailed me this morning to say she is starting on it. So now I’m waiting for first edits…
You would think that was enough, yes? But no, no, no.
I’ve recently written a funny romance called Shawn’s Law. I wanted to see how many Australian animals and insects I could get to attack my MC before the end of the book. Relax! He survives them all. He needs someone to kiss the boo-boo better sometimes, but he is still there in the end. I’ve submitted this to my publisher, and yes, once again I’m waiting… This time for a response. (Fingers crossed!)
Waiting… I feel like Christmas will come first before some of these.
While I’m waiting, I’ve been dabbling away at two new stories. I’m not sure how they will work out – if they will even get finished at the rate I’ve been working. But one of them is a spin-off from Loving Jay. Jay and Liam appear as the supportive friends to a new character called Kee. He’s trying to find his way back to the “dating scene” after a bad breakup. Jay has a lot of advice for him. A lot. You know Jay. He never can keep his mouth shut.
My other WIP is a more serious story that is a spin-off from my novel which will be released at the end of this year. It’s a tough story, and I’m struggling to describe the depths of my MC’s emotions when it comes to the fact that he would rather be married to a woman he doesn’t love, than be out of the closet and free. All because of his children. That love we bear for our children cannot be lightly taken.
So all in all, I am very busy on all author fronts. This has been a rather boring blog, but I thought I would update the people on what I’m up to.
Now I will go back to waiting, and pull up my WIP and get busy.
(PS – I have a big surprise coming tomorrow. So stick around to see it!)